By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Staff Report
Caleb Dunbar had a pair of goals as the Madison Southern boys soccer team picked up a solid road win Saturday.
Elijah Sexton, Tanner Kidwell and Tyler Conley also scored as the Eagles defeated Danville, 5-0.
“We came out and played better than we did the last time out,” Southern coach James Ray said. “I was really pleased.”
Southern (2-0) scored inside the first 10 minutes and took a 3-0 lead into halftime. Led by the strong play of Lukas Gabbard and Corey Wagers on the back line, the Eagles have allowed only one goal in two games this year.
Southern is set to return to action Tuesday at Bourbon County.
Boyle County 1, Central 0
Despite dominating the second half, the Madison Central boys soccer team could not come up with a score and fell 1-0 to Boyle County on the road Saturday.
The first half was all Boyle County, as the Rebels got the game’s only goal of the game despite the efforts of Indians goalkeeper Levi Knutson, who had seven saves in the half.
The damage could have been worse if not for some outstanding steals and blocks by senior Addison McCoy, (four), Tate Renzinbrink (two) and senior Chad Barnes (one).
In the second half, the Indians had several opportunities to score — two corner kicks, three shots, two on goal, by McCoy, and shots by Peyton Netherton, Hunter Jackson and Dylan Dotson — but could not find the net.
Knutson recorded two more saves in the second half, while freshman Sammy Perkins had three steals and Luke Powell and McCoy had two blocks each.
The Central JV team downed Boyle County 5-0 to run its record to 3-0 on the season.
Freshman Zlzin Isufi had two goals, while Jackson Gilbert, Brandon Carney and Jake Reynolds tallied one goal each.
Cameron Young and Reynolds had one assist each for the Indians, while Worthie McGuire and Christian Roberts combined for the shutout.
Lady Eagles 1 Henry Clay 3
The Madison Southern Lady Eagles soccer team fell to Henry Clay 3-1 Saturday in the Fayette County Spectacular.
The Lady Eagles trailed the powerful Lady Blue Devils early, but Junior Rachel Ramey got Southern even at 1-1 with a goal before halftime.
Henry Clay reclaimed the lead at 2-1 with a goal midway through the second half, then tacked on another goal in the final minutes to make it 3-1.
The Lady Eagles went 0-3 in the tournament, but Coach Katy Cress said she was pleased with how her team responded in the final couple of games.
“I’m a lot happier with our play than I was in the first game. We showed a lot of improvement today, which is encouraging,” Cress said. “Henry Clay is a really tough team and we hung in there with them all day.”
The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Nicholasville to take on East Jessaming at 6 p.m.
Lady Pirates Tournament
The Madison Southern volleyball team went 3-1 to claim third place in the Berea Lady Pirates Tournament Saturday in Berea.
The Lady Eagles lost their opening match to Mercer County in two games, 25-19 and 25-22, but came back to win their next three.
Southern downed KSD in two games, 25-13 and 25-9, Knott Central in two, 25-15 and 25-17 and West Carter in two games by the score of 25-19 and 25-15.
“We were a little flat in that early morning game but we got better and better in every game after that,” Southern Coach Jeremy Grant.
The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Madison Central to face the Lady Indians.
The host Lady Pirates fell in all four of their matches during the tournament.
KSD downed Berea in three games, 23-25, 25-22 and 16-14. The Lady Pirates lost to Lynn Camp, 12-25 and 11-25; Southern, 20-25 and 14-25 and to West Carter, 14-25 and 19-25.
The Lady Pirates return to action on Tuesday when they take on Bourbon County in Paris.